Sencha Touch Ext.Router.draw refresh issue

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Sencha Touch 1.1.1

In my ‘route.js’ for Ext.Router.draw, I have custom route “map.connect” like:

Ext.Router.draw(function(map) {

map.connect('s/:specialName', { controller: 'Special', action: 'index' });



The URL I used is like this http://localhost/m/#s/am-i-right-3023”, which contains dash(-) in the URL.

If I refresh the browser with the URL, application is not reloading the page properly.

Apparently, Sencha Touch router does not accept dash(-) for the history URL.


So, I had a look Sencha Touch source code and found the line to define Regex for URL:

[line: 10729]

Ext.util.Route = Ext.extend(Object, {

constructor: function(config) {
Ext.apply(this, config, {
conditions: {}

this.paramMatchingRegex = new RegExp(/:([0-9A-Za-z\_]*)/g);

this.paramsInMatchString = this.url.match(this.paramMatchingRegex) || [];

this.matcherRegex = this.createMatcherRegex(this.url);


[line: 10786]

createMatcherRegex: function(url) {

var paramsInMatchString = this.paramsInMatchString,
length = paramsInMatchString.length,
i, cond, matcher;

for (i = 0; i < length; i++) {
cond = this.conditions[paramsInMatchString[i]];
matcher = Ext.util.Format.format("({0})", cond || "[%a-zA-Z0-9\-\\_\\s,]+");

url = url.replace(new RegExp(paramsInMatchString[i]), matcher);

return new RegExp("^" + url + "$");


It looks like paramMatchingRegex is forced to be set or I could not find the way to pass new Regex?

In anyway, to solve quickly, I modified below code[line:10794]:

matcher = Ext.util.Format.format("({0})", cond || "[%a-zA-Z0-9\\_\\s,]+");


matcher = Ext.util.Format.format("({0})", cond || "[%a-zA-Z0-9\-\\_\\s,]+");


It now, accepts dash(-). However, this is not good solution.

Better solution is passing configuration to¬†Ext.util.Route from ‘route.js’.

I should keep looking for solution.

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